Va. Students Protest Removal of Commandments

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Several students at a Northern Virginia high school decided to protest a recent decision by the Giles County School Board to remove the Ten Commandments.
At least 50 students walked out of Giles High School Monday morning in protest of the decision. 

"This is Giles County and Christ is a big, big, big part of Giles County. For those who don't like it, go somewhere else," shouted one student. 

The school board voted Feb. 22 to remove a framed copy of the Ten Commandments from all of the county schools.

The copies of the scriptures came down after The Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened legal action after receiving former student Sarah McNair's letter objecting to the display that she had sent to state lawmakers.
Most of the protesters were sent back to class by a school officer.

"We're going to do the best we can to get them back into school," said Giles County Superintendent Terry Arbogast II this afternoon.

The students began their protest again Tuesday but were quickly ushered back to class.

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